Ghislaine Maxwell found guilty of helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse girls

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"Predator" Ghislaine Maxwell has been convicted of luring young girls to massage rooms for disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein to molest.

Ghislaine, 59, daughter of media mogul Robert, was accused of procuring young girls for Epstein and even colluding in the abuse he carried out.

Throughout the trial, flirtatious pictures of the pair were seen as accusations rained down on Maxwell with complainants accusing her of luring girls to Epstein's sick lair.

Now Maxwell has been found guilty of five out of six charges.

As the verdict was read, Maxwell appeared to show little reaction behind a black mask. She stood with her hands folded as the jury filed out and glanced at her siblings as she herself was led from the courtroom, but was otherwise stoic.

It came more than two years after her former boyfriend and convicted paedophile died in prison while awaiting his court case on trafficking charges.

Conspiracy theories abounded surrounding his death, the official reason for which was given as suicide by hanging.

Today's verdict came after the trial was shown a 'torpedo sex toy' obtained from the mansion of paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

Officers seized the key evidence, which includes a ‘Twin Torpedo’ sex toy and a massage table from the property in Florida in 2005.

Palm Beach officer sergeant Michael Dawson told the court that officers were specifically looking for massage equipment and sex toys when the warrant was issued on Epstein’s property.

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As reported by the New York Post, he said: "We were looking for massage tables. We were looking for massage oils. We were looking for sex toys."

Epstein's former house manager, Juan Alessi, testified that Epstein was receiving about three massages every day by the time he left his job in 2002.

Alessi called Maxwell the "lady of the house" and would often direct him to schedule Epstein's massages.

During the trial this week, an accuser, who was identified to the Manhattan court as 'Jane', spoke of how Epstein liked to use vibrators.

She told the court Epstein would touch her sexually during the encounters while alleging Maxwell sometimes participated, as reported by Reuters.

Maxwell protested her innocence throughout the case, denying she took part in any of the abuse of minors committed by Epstein and claiming that she was being treated as a scapegoat.

But prosecutors said she "preyed on vulnerable young girls, manipulated them, and served them up to be sexually abused" by Epstein.

Four accusers came forwards in the case, of which one, Annie Farmer, chose to waive their right to anonymity and use their real name.

The others were known in the case just as Jane, Kate, and Carolyn.

Jane testified that Epstein started to abuse her in 1994 when she was just 14 and that Maxwell was sometimes present for the abuse, and even participated.

"There were hands everywhere," she recalled of an encounter with the pair, which continued until she was 16.

  • Ghislaine Maxwell
  • Jeffrey Epstein
  • Courts

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